‘Les Miserables’ at the Orpheum Theatre, Review and Parents Guide

Anastasia and the ghosts in the ballroom - Kyla Stone (Anya) and The Company of The North American Tour of ANASTASIA – Photo by Jeremy Daniel(1826)

My favorite movie for ever so long was Les Miserables with Liam Neeson and Claire Danes and Uma Thurman.  And when I finally saw the musical production with Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway and Amanda Siefried, I was overwhelmed with its haunting beauty. However, this is the first time I’ve seen it onstage.  And it just so happened to be my daughter’s 16th birthday and theatre is in her blood.

Photo Credits to_________, Courtesy Hennepin Theatre Trust and Broadway
FFTC received tickets in exchange for promotion.  This review is my own
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What to Know Before You Go

Les Mis is a heavy story.  Blah Blah Blah

  1. A brief synopsis of Les Miserables is always helpful if you have never seen the show.
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  3. Expect……
  4. Age Recommendation for Les Miserables:  Age 7 and up, but you know your kiddo the best.  Orpheum Theatre invites kids ages 5 and older into their shows as long as they are respectful theatre-goers.
  5.  You will be blown away with _____________. .

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How to Take Les Miserables With You

While you can’t take Anastasia home in your pocket, the fun doesn’t have to end when you leave the Orpheum.

  1. Listen to the Broadway production soundtrack on Spotify .
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  3.  Learn about the Louvre at the Mall of America

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More About Broadway’s Les Miserables

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-From Hennepin Theatre Trust and Broadway’s press release

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Parents Guide

Three things I think you should consider as a parent.

  1. Length: The show runs 2 hours and 55 minutes.  There is a 15 minute intermission, but you will want to consider the length of the show before you purchase tickets
  2. Setting: This show’s setting is during wartime.  And before the war, there is a thievery and prisoners.  There are guns, gun shot sounds, and explosions.  As I kid I would have been terrified.  As it was, as an adult I jumped.
  3. How to Dress.  In the actual house (where the show takes place), it was very comfortable–even a bit on the too warm side , though that is my preference in winter.  But the hallways and the skyways are pretty cool.  Dress in layers.

Show and Ticketing Information

Show runs December 6-18, 2022 at the historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Minneapolis

Ticket prices range from  $40-$140.

The December 8 show includes Open Captioning. The December 11 1 pm show includes sign language interpretation, and December 11 at 7:30 there is Audio Description included if you have need.

Click here to purchase tickets.

If you are interested in more theatre options for you and  your kids, FFTC has collected them on our Performing Arts Calendar Page. Click here to learn more about what is happening on stage in the Twin Cities.

 

 

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